Something for everyone
We know that it’s not even Halloween yet, but we’re already thinking about the festive period. And to be honest, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea if you started thinking about it too. Isn’t it much better to be prepared and to spread the cost of everyone’s presents over a couple of pay days?! That’s what we thought. You know what else? Everyone LOVES a Christmas beauty gift set.
However, there are quite literally too many Christmas beauty gift sets on offer this year. So we’ve been jolly helpful and rounded up the best of the bunch.
You. Are. Welcome. Happy (early) Christmas.
This set is so incredible. Look at what you get inside – two eyeshadow palettes, a blush and highlighter palette, two lip glosses, a mascara, an eyeliner, four lipsticks AND a super chic red holdall. You’ve basically got yourself a whole new make-up. All of this is worth £292. Billy bargain.
Away The Beauty Set, £75 (Out 13th November)
Away suitcases are THE fashion-packs go-to luggage. Why? Probably because you can charge your phone on them. Neat, eh? This Christmas sees the launch of the brand’s new beauty travel cases. In true Away fashion, the cases are filled with some incredible beauty products. No one who would be unhappy opening this on the 25th.
This is quite literally the gift of good skin. Bioderma is a classic French pharmacy brand that delivers good results for a low price point. The micellar water is a cult classic and that little pouch of cotton pads will bring even the biggest Grinch a huge sense of joy.
This is the perfect gift for someone going on a long flight soon. The combination of the eye mask, pillow mist and super nourishing face oil is sure to knock anyone out. Each one is scented with their own blend of English lavender, sweet basil, jasmine and chamomile – it’ll calm your mind and body. Even in Economy class.
Christmas is all about surprises and not even you will know what’s inside this pouch. What you do know is that each one contains a Beautyblender sponger and a matching cleanser, but you haven’t got a clue which colour. It’s the simple things…
Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Scent Surround Room Spray & Scent Surround Diffuser Duo, £108 (Out 23rd October)
It’s not Christmas without a bit of Jo Malone London under the tree. Every year their gift selection sets pulses racing – you could opt for the full on cologne set or the beauty advent calendar, but this Pine & Eucalyptus duo will have any home smelling like Santa’s grotto.
You could buy your loved one a Byredo fragrance, but wouldn’t you rather put that money to buying yourself a Byredo fragrance?! That’s what we thought. However, give them this stunning hand wash and lotion set and you’ll still be the most popular person in the room. (Smelling so sweetly of Gypsy Water.)
So many people don’t wash their faces properly. Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm removes every scrap of make-up and dirt and add some of the Rosehip Exfoliating Seeds to the balm and you’ve got yourself one heck of an exfoliator. Give this to someone, then give it a couple of weeks, their skin will vastly improve and they’ll have you to thank for it.
Frangipani is Elemis’ most beautifully scented range. Whilst this set is essentially a shower gel and body oil, this is the most luxurious shower gel and body oil anyone will ever receive. Trust us.
MZ Skin Christmas Eyessentials Kit, £165 (Out early December)
If you really want to treat someone, then look no further. Dr Maryam Zamani is an Oculoplastic Surgeon and leading Facial Aesthetics Doctor with a long list of loyal clients, but with this gift box you have access to her expertise. This set includes her De-Puff & Define Contouring Eye Rescue, which will be super helpful after the party season, the Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatmant Mask and the brand new Tone & Lift Geranium Contouring Facial Roller that helps with skintone.
An ideal gift for natural skincare lovers. Not only will this help with skin that’s seen too many late nights, but it will also soothe sore skin that’s suffering with the colder weather.
We all know a Benefit-obsessive and it doesn’t get much better than this. This is a complete make-up look in one set and it’s stuffed full of all of their bestsellers – BADgal BANG! (their new and incredible mascara), Hoola bronzer (who doesn’t love this?!), Gimme Brow (how did we cope without it?), They’re Real! Duo ShadowBlender in Brazen Bronze and They’re Real! Double The Lip in Lusty Rose. Actually, forget giving this one away. Keep it yourself.
No matter what you do, somehow you always end up involved in a Secret Santa. Don’t be that person who buys a lame joke present that no will ever use, be kind and buy this SUPER DUPER useful gift. Everyone always needs a hand cream, everyone always needs a nail file. Women and men.
There’s something for everyone in this list.
Or, you know, all for you… We’re not here to judge.
This set comes with Illamasqua's beloved Beyond Veil primer and Beyond Powder Highlighter. (Plus, it comes with a free mini eyeliner - score!)
With the cold winters in play, your hair is going to need a little TLC. This Grow Gorgeous hair set includes a serum, Scalp Detox and conditioner to keep your locks looking glossy as ever.
Christmas really has come early - this gift set from ESPA includes a number of their hero products in one fancy box. Valued at £235, it includes their ProCleanser, ProSerum, ProMoisturiser, Hydration Therapy, Eye Moisturiser, Body Oil and Pink Hair and Scalp Mud to keep you pampered and revitalised from head to toe.
If you're like me and you're constantly losing your lip balm, this gorgeous Fresh set and its many options will keep your pout perfect all winter long. Whether you're going for a neutral look or a kissable rosy pink, there's a number of shades and you'll get several in this set.
Marc Jacobs has really gotten into the holiday season with this chic Christmas cracker, which is way more exciting than a terrible joke and kid's toy. Filled with their Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, a mini Magic Marc'er Waterproof Liquid eyeliner and a Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, it's a steal at £24.